‘You Again?’: Pregnant TX Woman Gets 2nd HOV Commuter Lane Ticket

PLANO, TX — The pregnant Texas girl who mentioned earlier this summer time that she was entitled to make use of the commuter lane as a result of her fetus counts as a second passenger was ticketed a second time for driving solo in the HOV, or excessive occupancy car lane, in keeping with reviews.

Brandy Bottone, 32, of Plano, who was ticketed within the days after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, pointed to her swollen physique when a Texas deputy requested her who else was within the automobile and advised him, “Oh, it’s just the two of us.”

Her argument was compelling sufficient to win a dismissal of the June 29 ticket, however a spokeswoman for the Dallas District Attorney’s Office mentioned in a press release the present ticket is pending, NPR reported.

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Bottone’s unique ticket obtained worldwide consideration, and when she was pulled over in the HOV lane of U.S. Highway 75 South HOV lane on Aug. 3, the deputy didn’t need to ask her identify, she advised the Dallas Morning News.

“You again?” the deputy reportedly mentioned, then requested, “So when are you going to have this baby?”

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“Tomorrow,” Bottone responded.

“Oh, good luck,” the deputy reportedly mentioned as he wrote her a ticket.

After Roe v. Wade was overturned, all abortions are unlawful in Texas besides these carried out to save lots of the lifetime of the mom, and a fetus is taken into account an individual beneath the state’s fetal murder legal guidelines. But the state’s Department of Transportation is moot on the purpose.

“One officer kind of brushed me off when I mentioned this is a living child, according to everything that’s going on with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, ‘so I don’t know why you’re not seeing that,’ ”Bottone advised the Dallas Morning News on the time.

“One law is saying that this is a baby, and now he’s telling me this baby that’s jabbing my ribs is not a baby,” she advised information station WFAA. “Why can’t it all make sense?”

Bottone has since given start to a lady.

“My second passenger has arrived!” she posted on Instagram. “We are so in love and will be spending all our time loving on baby girl.”

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